May 29, 2023  
2021-2022 SLCC General Catalog 

Non-Destructive Testing - Eddy Current: CC (CTE)

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Certification of Completion | 32 credits minimum

Apprenticeship and Construction Related Technology Division
Westpointe Center
General Information
Program Information 801-957-2159
Program Website
Academic and Career Advising

Program Faculty
Instructor − Mark J. Sabolik, Tim Trottier

Program Description
The non-destructive testing program offers students the opportunity for a career in a progressive new field with many diverse job opportunities and excellent entry-level salaries.

Non-destructive testing involves the examination of an object in any manner that will not impair its future usefulness. Eddy current, magnetic particle, and liquid penetrant, are used in a variety of industries including aerospace, petro-chemical, automotive, metals, non-metals, nuclear, marine, electronics, construction, aircraft, materials joining, utilities and many others. Students learn to perform the basic testing techniques on both metals and non-metals, such as synthetics and composites, as well as how to evaluate results and write final reports. Learning will be enhanced through field trips to area businesses and presentations by guest speakers.

Certification of completion will focus on basic manufacturing and materials-joining processes, including visual inspection, magnetic particles, liquid penetrant, and eddy current techniques.

Career Opportunities
Currently the job market for NDT technicians is excellent. Employment can be obtained in a variety of industries. Because each testing method is unique, a technician can specialize in a specific method or work using all testing methods. Jobs are available both in-state and out-of-state. Technicians can work part time or full time depending on the type of work available. When you graduate you have met the requirements of a Level II technician. You will need to obtain on-the-job work experience in order to fulfill the hours required to become certified in each NDT method. These hours will vary depending on the method.

Level I - $12 to $15 per hour
Level II - $15 to $25 per hour
Level III - $20 to $75 per hour

Many Level IIIs work in research & development, as supervisors or develop and write procedures.

Transfer/Articulation Information
Certificate requirements may be used for completion of training in accordance with ASNTTC-1A criteria. Certificate requirements may also be used as credit toward entry-level requirements for Non Destructive Testing AAS Degree.

Estimated Cost for Students
Tuition per semester:
Books and Supplies: $350
Program/Course Fees: $60.00

Estimated Time to Completion
If students follow suggested sample schedule completion time is two semesters.

Program Entry Requirements
Students may start this program Fall or Spring semester. For information on getting started, please visit

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically & creatively
5 - Become a community engaged learner
6 - Work in professional & constructive manner
7 - Develop computer & information literacy

General Education

1. Basic communication
2. Writing
3. Human Relations
4. General Education Distribution
5. Quantitative literacy

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

At the completion of each NDT method students will demonstrate knowledge to pass a general theory examination meeting ASNT-TC-1A standards.

1, 4

On completion of each NDT method students will be giving a specific exam covering codes and regulations examination meeting ASNT-TC-1A standards.

1, 3, 5

Student will perform practical hands on examination demonstrating proper use of theory and equipment to all ASNT-TC-1A standards.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Students will perform a number of inspections on various types of components.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Students will be able to apply reasoning and interpret information represented on data, graphs, and/or tables used in Nondestructive Testing

3, 4

General Education Requirements

Communication (CM) 1 course

Human Relations (HR) 1 course

Distribution Areas

Choose 1 course from 1 of the following Distribution Areas


Students who may want to pursue an AAS degree in the future should take an approved Composition (EN) course

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes prior to entering the program should plan extra time to compete the program. High school curriculum in math, science and communication is recommended.

It is the student’s responsibility to understand the requirements for their chosen program of study and to examine each course description for details about the prerequisite classes. It is highly recommended that each student meet with the Program Advisor prior to starting this program. The Program Advisor may be reached in Academic and Career Advising.

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